Has anyone managed to get a free pack from Dreamhack?
I visited the tavern and got a link to a code but the link is dead :(
How about first to hit 50 on ALL servers?
I split my time across US, EU and ASIA. Currently 27, 26 and 28. It's a grind!
Time to look for other sources of Hearthstone info if Hearthpwn are just that, pawns :(
Even my opponent's elementals? It is not clear if it only affects elementals that appear in MY tavern? So am I crazy picking this if there are others in the lobby focused on an elemental strat...
"After you play an Elemental, Elementals in Bob's Tavern have +1/+1 for the rest of the game"
I think most people who have taken the time to read through this thread are aware of his wife and the background story. So no it is not "one thing no one is paying attention to". He has been affected based on the behaviour of his wife. Her actions have affected him. So there is no disputing her behaviour, however wrong it was. She can be called unprofessional. She can even be called weak. But I would suggest it is still wrong to penalise him.
You say he has also expressed statements similar to hers as facts. Then perhaps you would like to share these statements he made, hers were about her treatment being let go from her job at Blizzard. I am not aware of these but if this is the case then perhaps (only perhaps) there is some justification.
Now personally I think I am big enough that if someone came to my house and insulted me I would be pissed at them. Sure I get the analogy. But if their partner was a friend, and I think to Hearthstone players as an entertaining streamer Savij should be called this, I would not be so small-minded as to exclude him from future parties. That is just cutting off your nose to spite your face. I like fun at parties.
Thankfully in this case, I guess before the internet blew-up, Blizzard realised just how small-minded they were being and have un-blacklisted him and confirmed his wife can go to future events.
This is a sad event. However I look at it I cannot see this as a good development for Hearthstone, Blizzard or ESports in general.
Sad that someone has been affected simply on the basis of what their relatives have done. It is discrimination, not based on race or religion, but discrimination none the less by association.
And if you feel no sympathy for Savij because he is a streamer, or a very successful streamer, or just a good player of the game then perhaps that is a poor reflection on you.
If you feel no sympathy because he has previously bad-mouthed Blizzard then just consider if he had good reason to do so? And also consider all the prominent streamers and high profile personalities involved in this game who have had strong words about Blizzard and Hearthstone and ask if they also would have deserved this treatment. Personally I cannot think of one streamer I watch who at some point has not had something negative to say, and say strongly about the company.
I expect fallout from taking this position but my personal view is, this guy is a very good player, a very entertaining streamer, and in these terms an ambassador for the game. The fact that he can be sidelined with no real repercussions is a sad reflection on the gamer community. It was an invitational. But I watch several of the people who were there and must say he was a far better and more entertaining "player" than several of them. This in itself also belittles the event, and I think to some degree, the other players who attended. I do not know but I also hope they have some comment to make on this subject, for some solidarity amongst gamers. At least I know Frodan made a comment, though the usual on the fence comment as you would expect from someone in his delicate position.
Just think if the next time you say something bad, like card "X" is shit, then you find yourself somehow restricted from the game. I know extreme comparison but who knows. Even worse imagine it is your partner who says it. And you pay the price.
Has anyone from Blizz explained why they have chosen to hide the opponents rank? Is it because they think it irrelevant following the changes to matchmaking or something else. I like knowing when I beat someone what rank they were, if higher then great, if much higher then really great and I guess my MMR is high(ish).
Apologies if this has been answered already.... I did search and couldn't find anything here.
I think a more frequent patch schedule is healthy for the game but if it is Blizzard's intention going forward to do this more often they should be clear about it so people can adjust how and when they craft cards. Alternatively, Blizzard could (not saying should) allow players to dust for full value any cards crafted say 2 weeks before a patch dropping. This mitigates situations where an expensive craft is made "less good" by a sideways nerf from a patch.
On US account I opened 82 packs and got 5 legendaries
EU account had 71 packs and opened only 3 legendaries
ASIA account only had 67 packs but opened 4 legendaries
Anyway, so in total I opened 220 packs and 12 Legendary and 45 Epics. Only 1 legendary was golden.
This was not a good thing for anyone.
Blizz just shows again how thoughtless they can be with regards to the "fun" factors of this game and how it can be further eroded.
The streamers just come across as privileged, spoilt children. Whether they do or do not discover a meta worthy deck or are just acting does not matter, this is all buzz kill. Which is presumably the opposite of the intent.
I just hope this is not something Blizz arrange for all the future releases and if they do streamers step up for their audiences and for the game and decline the invite.